Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lana Del Rey Projected to Outsell Justin Bieber in CDs and Downloads for “Real” Number 1

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Whoa stand back.

Lana DelRey is projected to outsell Justin Bieber this week and be the “real” number 1 on Friday.

Lana’s highly praised  “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” is set to sell around 54,000 copies in CDs and downloads. Bieber will sell only 27,000 in those formats.

Lana wins!

Bieber’s triumph is in streaming. Adding in those numbers, Bieber will total around 135,000. Lana should hit around 70,000. Bieber’s fans are just hitting the streaming buttons over and over. They don’t necessarily need to own a copy of “Justice.”

For Del Rey, “Chemtrails” may be her biggest album ever. At the same time, Bieber is struggling to sell singles. It will be interesting to see how his second week fares. Also, the singles that are selling are all with duet partners like Khalid. Hope they’re getting proper payment for their participation!

Numbers are from HitsDailyDouble and Buzz Angle.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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